An extensive list of Simms's works and
scholarship on Simms can be found online at the Simms
Digital Initiatives http://simms.library.sc.edu/bibliography.php
Simms's most important papers, including
personal memoranda and manuscripts of unpublished works, are
in the Charles Carroll Simms Collection at the South
Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina.
The most valuable single source for the
study of the author is The Letters of William Gilmore
Simms, ed. Mary C. Simms Oliphant, Alfred Taylor Odell,
and T. C. Duncan Eaves (6 vols., 1952-1982).
Guilds, John C. Simms: A Literary
Life. Fayetteville: U Arkansas P, 1992.
Trent, William Peterfield. William
Gilmore Simms. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1892.
Selected Poems of William Gilmore
Simms. 20th anniv. ed. Columbia: U of South Carolina P,
Book and Journal Editions.
The Winter 2003 issue of The Southern
Quarterly (41.2), the Summer 2003 issue of Studies
in the Novel (35.2), and the Spring 2009 issue (42.1)
of Studies in the Literary Imagination all focus
exclusively on Simms and his writing.
Guilds, John C. and Caroline Collins,
eds. William Gilmore Simms and the American Frontier.
Athens: U of Georgia P, 1997.
Guilds, ed. "Long Years of Neglect":
The Work and Reputation of William Gilmore Simms.
Fayetteville: U of Arkansas P, 1988.
Guilds, John C. and Charles Hudson eds.
An Early and Strong Sympathy: The Indian Writings of
William Gilmore Simms. Columbia: U South Carolina P,
Brennan, Matthew. The Poet's Holy
Craft: William Gilmore Simms and Romantic Verse Tradition.
Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2010.
Busick, Sean. A Sober Desire for
History: William Gilmore Simms as Historian. Columbia:
U South Carolina P, 2005.
Wimsatt, Mary Ann. The Major Fiction
of William Gilmore Simms: Cultural Traditions and Literary
Form. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1989.